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Pennsylvania Legislators Don’t Got No Religion!

Many people are focusing on the obvious angle of the story about how the state government of Pennsylvania spent 13,700 dollars to buy Bibles for members of the Pennsylvania state legislature. It’s an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state, and a pretty stupid one at that. Everyone knows you can pick up a free Bible from the Gideons at any local motel.

What not many writers are picking up on is the implication of the scandal: That almost none of the members of the Pennsylvania state legislature actually own their own bibles that they could use to take an oath of office. That’s pretty strong evidence that, even in banjo-pickin’ Pennsylvania, the USA is not a Christian nation.

5 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Legislators Don’t Got No Religion!”

  1. Kimmijo says:

    Banjo-pickin’? Is this a new stereotype? I’m from PA and I’ve never been called banjo-pickin’ before. Anyway, it made me smile.

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      No, it’s just that there are banjo-pickin’ parts of Pennsylvania, and other parts that are less so. Even in banjo-pickin’ Pennsylvania refers to those parts.

  2. Tom says:

    If you can pick like Bela Fleck, you’re gold!

    Religion is a ruse adopted by politicians to get elected. Remember Rick Santorum – the wacko religious nut-case who USED to be one of our senators? He’s a prime example of what you get when you rely on that kind of person to make policy. It doesn’t work.

  3. Jon says:

    “the wacko religious nut-case”
    Other than the “religious” part Tom, you might have a lot in common with Mr. Santorum.

    1. Juniper says:

      In what sense, Jon? In the sense of being a former Senator? In the sense of supporting attacks on the Constitution?

      I don’t see much semblance between Santorum and Tom.

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